Being in control of who and when someone enters your premises is at the core of your property or site safety.
You may hear the term access control used to describe cyber security, but what about your physical security? Physical access control systems are used across a huge range of businesses, organisations and institutions, from schools and offices to security gates and turnstiles.
Access control systems are often installed to protect premises from theft or vandalism, or for places that require higher levels of security or safeguarding. They can use a range of products and accessories to fit each organisation’s needs so there is a solution for everyone.
Thanks to advancements in technology, access control can even be programmed using wireless cloud software, giving you unparalleled access to flexible and scalable security solutions.
But what are the benefits of access control, and how d
Posted: April 16, 2021
Lock Releases from Door Entry Direct
There is no one size fits all when it comes to an installation, and lock installations are no different; certain features may be essential on one job, but not on the next.
We aim to make life easier for our installers, and here we have picked out and compared some select locks from two of the most popular brands that we carry: CDVI and Dorcas.
It can be a challenge to determine exactly what lock you need for a particular installation, and which attributes you require. Dorcas helpfully uses part numbering to help you to easily determine which features a product has, for example:
Hands-Free Wi-Fi Monitors
Wi-Fi monitors are popular with end-users, especially in flats and new builds. Customers expect modern equipment that make their lives easier and integrate with their devices.
Tech is embedded in daily life, and people want the freedom to control their activities via a single device - Wi-Fi enabled monitors are a great tool to do so. Customers can download the accompanying app to speed up install. The app will also enable users to configure their system to their preferences. The app is easier to browse through rather than a physical monitor. This makes things easier for both the end-user and installer.
Supported by call forwarding and mobile applications, Wi-Fi monitors provide flexibility.
Posted: February 12, 2021
Bespoke Panel Coating from Door Entry Direct
Door Entry Direct’s bespoke panel coating service is available on all of the Vandal Resistant (VR) range. Our VR panels are manufactured in-house at our production facility in Park Royal, West London. Made from 2.5mm BS316 Stainless Steel, they are vandal-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and weatherproof.
The bespoke service is designed to allow you to fully customise your panels, in colour, or with any images. From screws, buttons, through to braille, and full-colour name & logo engraving, you can create some stand-out designs that are built to last.
Posted: February 08, 2021
Using IP Door Entry Systems
What is an IP system?
An IP system is a door entry system which communicates on a network. Wiring is simplified as everything in the system is wired to a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch which supplies the data as well as the power. This wiring is done by Network cable (CAT5/6 cable) and terminated via an RJ45 plug.
What is the difference between an IP system and a 2-wire system?
The difference lies in the way they communicate, devices communicate directly based on a Point-to Point infrastructure. An IP system is
Posted: January 06, 2021
NEW YEAR, NEW BUSINESS
Two-wire door entry systems are becoming increasingly popular with installers who seek a quick and easy install compared to traditional-wired systems on the market. Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we acknowledge all those who may want to be on site for as little time as possible.
There are a number of reasons why two-wire systems are easy to install:
- If there is an existing installation in place, you can replace with a two- wire or traditional five-wire system. If your existing installation is a two-wire system, then you keep the original wiring. Traditional wiring requires more cabling.
- If you existing
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In 2018, one of our major suppliers,
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